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plenty ahead, weather, traffic and all your top stories. fox 5 morning news continues right now. we'll start out with a view from tower cam on this mop morning. you have the washington monument on the right side of your screen. glad you're with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm maureen umeh. welcome to fox 5 morning news. >> good to see you. >> it has been a while. i had a little thing to take care of. >> for now. >> pretty soon it will be this big. >> every day i wake up, i'm like oh, my god, did she grow more. >> hello there. >> doing okay. >> getting some exercise this morning. it is a cool, chilly start to the day. your early morning temperatures are in the 40s. 48degrees at reagan national. dulles is at 46. bwi marshall, 45 degrees. plenty of clouds out there this
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morning. here is a look at the satellite- radar. maybe a shower or two could pop up here or there. we see a little bit of precipitation showing up on this map just town to our south, also out to the west so can't rule out a shower. i think most of the that actually is not hitting the ground but you may see a brief shower this morning. maybe later today as well, a few more rain showers here and there. your forecast for today, another unusually cool day. today's highs in the mid- to upper 50s as opposed to the low 50s where they were over the weekend. we'll add a few degrees and it is not going to rain all day but there will be some periods where we'll see some showers here and there throughout the day. that is the latest on the weather. more coming up in just a little bit. stick with us for that. >> thank you. let's get a check of traffic. i'm sure things are picking up out there. how it is looking? >> good morning to all of you. over the weekend, they've closed that left hand exit from the inner loop of the beltway to exit westbound on 66. so that left hand exit is
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closed until further notice. all of that is part of that hot lane zone work and you will find you have to use the right hand exit to head from the inner loop to head outbound on 66. if you are on 66, no problems coming in from manassas. southbound 270 good to go out of rockville. lanes are open. you are at speed headed out towards the lane divide. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. the amanda knox murder case, at peel case back in session. this is a live look right now. you are peeking in on what is happening in italy. a verdict is expected later today. the 24-year-old has addressed the court in a final plea of her innocence before the jury went into deliberation. knox and her boyfriend were convicted of killing her british room nate in a sex- fueled attack back in 2007. week two in the trial of michael jackson's from begins later today.
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conrad murray is accused of administering a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic to the singer. paramedics testified murray insofar told them he administered propofol. murray is facing up to four years in prison. a second week of testimony begins today in the murder trial of a fairfax woman in her granddaughter's death. prosecutors rested their case after showing a videotaped confession in which she said she killed the little girl to get back at her son-in-law. another big story we are following, the return of the high court. >> the new supreme court kicks off this morning. this year, the justices will handle several cases regarding individual rights. stacy cohan has a preview. >> the supreme court has quite a busy session ahead of them filled with cations that are very high profile but it is the one case which they have not yet committed to hearing that
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is drawing the most attention here into washington. many of the supreme court justices took part in the extraditional red mass. it is a tradition for judicial leaders to pray for wisdom and this year, they will certainly need it. >> you have both the states that are challenging the law as well as the administration itself telling the supreme court you need to decide this issue now. >> tom dupree says it is a good bet the justices are under pressure. >> i think the likelihood of supreme court review has increased and i think all of these factors together make day pretty difficult invitation for the supreme court to turn down. >> the court has agreed to hearing arguments about whether or not police can track suspects with gps device without first getting a warrant. also, immigration is on the
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table. one big issue, whether or not illegal immigrants who were brought here as children should be deported when detained by law enforcement. with regard to the health care tea bate, there was some who have called for two of the justices to recuse themselves due to personal connections. i'm stacy cohan. back to you. engineers will be back out on the washington monument as they continue to check for damage. then they will head to the national cathedral to check for damage there. the engineers and architects with specialized climbing skills will survey the north and south towers on the
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wisconsin side starting a week from today. redskins now, 3-1 going into the bye week after beating the rams on the road. skins jumped out to a 17-0 lead with a touch downpass from santana moss. torain's 135 yards on the ground and the skins defense were the stars of the game. they then let the rams back into the game. they held on for the 17-10 win. a tv icon signs off after some 33 years. more on andy rooney's last regularly scheduled appearance. two people were stabbed in northwest d.c. last night. we have the latest details from police. that is coming up next on fox 5 morning news.  [ female announcer ] from the very first moment we arrive... we're on the move. ♪ and we don't want anything, ever, to slow us down.
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critical condition after taking his family car on a joyride. he crashed the car into a industry and it flipped twice. the boy was not ejected. a island nation of tovalo has declared a emergency because of lack of fresh water. the new zeal and red cross is contributing supplies and people to help. there are about 11,000 people would live on that island. andy rooney has ended his 33-year run on 60 minutes. he delivered his final weekly essay last night but insisted he is not retiring. he voiced one parting complaint. he doesn't like being famous nor does he like being bothered by fans. if you see him in a restaurant, he said, as he signed off, please just let me eat my
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take a look at. this these are blah waves in san diego during a red tide. it is called bioluminescenc seventy. this particular tide as lasted almost a month now. a lot of people heading out to the beach to take a look. >> have no sort of frame of reference when it comes to things like that. but it does look pretty cool. the capitol looking kind of
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blue a little bit if you look at that monitor. things looking quiet out there. not a bad day, aitle chilly on this monday morning. welcome back to fox 5 morning news, everybody. -- not you're bad day, a little chilly on this monday morning. >> tony perkins here now with weather. a pretty chilly morning. >> if really is if you are not prepared for it. you will be shocked. but i'm here to prepare you for it. >> after yesterday, we should be prepared for it. very cool this weekend, highs only in the low 50s. some record low high temperatures. >> i follow you. >> yeah. let's take a look at the weather headlines for today as we continue to see a chilly start to the day. maybe a few showers again today. not as much rain as we had saturday or sunday. but some showers here and there. for the most part, we are not seeing that yet in our region. also, the feeling -- we'lling
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feeling fall's chill through the day today. we'll finally start to rebound a little bit tomorrow and then certainly by the latter part of the week. temperature rise as head wednesday, thursday, friday. we'll see better temperatures. in fact, tomorrow will be warmer as well. and then some sunshine to look forward to for the middle and latter part of the week. currently, our temperatures around the region look like this. we are at 47 degrees now in the nation's capital. 44 in baltimore. we are still at 50 in quantico. out to our west, winchester, 45 degrees. here is a look at that satellite-radar. we have a lot of clouds in for us. some moisture showing up on the radar. haven't been able it find actual reports of any of this hitting the ground. i do think in portions of western maryland up near hagerstown, we are seeing a little bit of shower activity. even showing a little bit of frozen precipitation in eastern portions of west virginia and some showers in south central virginia. with the moisture in the atmosphere, this area of low
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pressure up to our north, we've got to keep in the chance of some showers today. also with those winds coming around that low, we'll continue to see the cool air in place for today. so forecast looks like this. overcast skies, cool, some rain showers here and there. high today again only in the 50s but i think we'll add to yesterday's high. looking for a high of about 57 degrees downtown. then for tonight, we should see overcast skies still chilly, maybe a couple of showers possible during the course of the evening. 47degrees for your overnight low. five-day forecast, tomorrow, we get into the mid-60s with a few clouds but i think it will be dry maybe early in the morning, a shower, but after that, dry. wednesday, warmer, 72. thursday and friday, both look good as well with highs right around 70. that is a look at what is happening with the weather. now, let's go to julie wright and get an update on traffic. >> still haven't figured out what is worse when coming back from vacation. the 2:45 a.m. alarm going off or the fact that you are waking up and it
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is 48 degrees outside. >> the 2:45 alarm. it's cold and i'm sleepy! checking for the crash on the northbound side between 197 and 198. heads up there. no problems reported inbound new york avenue leaving bladensburg road headed out to the third street tunnel. lanes there are open. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. vice president joe biden's brother hospitalized after opening a suspicious package. the package sent for francis biden's home contained a white powdery substance. when he opened the envelope, it made contact with his skin. emergency crews evacuated his street and the fbi says thewas biden is fine but stayed overnight in the hospital just as a precaution. the obama administration drew praise for the mission that killed anwar al-awlaki but
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this morning, it is also raising concerns for protocol for killing a u.s. citizen. >> reporter: the president is getting his share of both applause and criticism in the wake of that drone attack that killed anwar al-awlaki and some of the praise is coming from one of the president's chief critics. vice president dick cheney said i do think this was a good strike. i think the president ought to have that kind of authority to order that kind of a strike even when it involves an american citizen when there is clear evidence that he is part of al-qaeda. the president has faced criticism for ordering an attack on an american citizen without due process. the justice department memo was report lid issued before the strike -- the justice department memo was reportedly issued before the strike. rike.
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national security experts say the world is a safer place without al-awlaki. >> it is a big deal. he was clearly one of the key leaders in al-qaeda and there is only a certain number. leaders. it is not an infinite pool. it hurts them and hurts their operational ability. it sends a signal. it makes our country more secure and safer. it is a major accomplishment. >> reporter: the state department has issued a new travel alert warning u.s. citizens there could be anti- american violence aimed aavenging the death of al- awlaki. a why would scene in new york city, hundreds of people arrested. >> all protesting the impact that corporations have on america. now, the demonstrations are spreading to other cities.  [ speaking french ]
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>> reporter: at least 700 people arrested, most on disorderly conduct. many were released just hours later. >> there was nothing just about what they were doing. we didn't antagonize them. we didn't confront them in any way. when we sat down, they started grabbing legs, arm, random people. there were kids up there. >> reporter: albuquerque getting in on the act on saturday with hundreds crowding this intersection. passers-by seemingly agreeing with their message. people in denver also telling corporations to back down, signs claiming wall street, quote, is our street. to los angeles, around 2,000 people marching to city hall in solidarity of occupy wall street. >> this is begun in response to the corporatization that has happened within our government. we're tired. >> reporter: some a this --
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some say this movement has just begun. >> protest movements in this country are not dead. wind a need it now more than ever. >> reporter: the new york city demonstrators have been camped out in the financial district now for the better part of two week. it has been mostly peaceful until clashes with police began yesterday. in new york, greg jarrett, fox news. an update on the amanda knox trial coming up. an important reminder that can help keep your family safe as it gets colder outside. >> reporter: good morning. will they or won't they? the supreme court considers considering the health care reform law. that and much more. i'll have the story coming up on fox 5 morning news. extra cream, three sugars. iced coffee french vanilla. for me. iced coffee with a turbo shot. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. i'm drinkin' dunkin'. drinkin' dunkin'. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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and how can you talk to me about fiber when you are eating a candybar. you enjoy that. i am. [ male announcer ] fiber beyond recognition. fiber one. a health alert this morning as mother nature brings on the chilly weather. the drop in temperature over weekend prompted many of to you crank up the heat but that sent a person in the district to the hospital. firefighters found high levels of carbon monoxide inside the victim's home on 24th street northeast. the person in the house said they turned on the furnace saturday night and woke up feeling sick. now, an important reminder to check your co detectors. in virginia now, a benefit concert for the victims of the prince william county floods.
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a an entire community forced out of their homes in woodbridge when the water rose. the concert was organized by the group mexicans without borders. several local groups are trying to help more than 40 families find new homes. >> it looks like the rain stayed away long enough for that. >> for the show. >> it seemed like it rained off and on all day yesterday and then today just kind of cold also. >> a couple of showers popping up here and there this morning. we'll see a few more pop up later on today as well. let's start with hd radar. we'll show you where that activity is during these early- morning hours. not so much right here in the district but elsewhere off to the south and east around chesapeake beach. we are seeing some shower activity just east of waldorf and la plata. also off to the west, winchester seeing a few showers right now. front royal, northern portions of front royal and hagerstown, see something showers too. so some light precipitation moving across portions of the viewing area this morning and we could see more as the day
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progresses. current conditions being reported as reagan national airport, right now, it is 47 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity is at 83%. those winds are out of the north and west at five miles per hour. as long as we are getting the wind out of north and west, it will keep that cool air moving in over us. you can see just how cool it is with temperatures in the 40s across the region. down to the south, that is where you see some temperatures around 50 degrees or so. forecast for today looks like this. overcast skies, a cool day with periods of rain here and there. look for a high today of only about 57 degrees. our normal high for this date would be 73 degrees. so we're well below normal. >> need to palestinian those numbers around. >> that would be closer. let's check some with julie wright. i know you're having some trouble with these temperatures. >> yes, and again, the trip n seat warmers on full blast. still checking for the wreck reported on the northbound sigh of the beltway as you make your
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prip -- on the northbound side of the baltimore-washington parkway as you make your trip there. 95 looking pretty good right now. no incidents to report leaving woodbridge head out towards the capital play. lanes are open southbound 270 leaving germantown for the lane divide. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. continuing to follow the amanda knox murder appeal case which continues in italy. a verdict is expected in a few hours. the 24-year-old fought back tears when she addressed the court before the jury went into deliberation. knox and her boyfriend were convicted of killing her british roommate in a sex- fueled tax back in 2007. week two in the trial of michael jackson's dray begins later today. dr.conrad murray is accused of administering a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic to the singer. last week, pair medicine ins
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testified murray insofar told them he administered propofol. the defense tried to show jackson took an additional dose himself. another big story, back to work for the u.s. supreme court justices. >> the new session begins today with several controversial issues on the table. stacy cohan has a look ahead. >> reporter: good morning. they already have 49 appeals cases on the docket with dozens more expected to be considered. the supreme court does have quite an agenda this year. they usually have their agenda firmed up by sometime in february. now, they have everything from police rights to immigration to health care reform to consider. several supreme court justices including chief justice john roberts participated in the traditional red mass yesterday. it is a tradition for the judicial leads are to pray for wisdom before the beginning of the new decision. and one choice they must quickly consider is whether or not to rule on the nation's health care reform law. >> and now, you have both the states that are challenging the
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law as well as the administration itself telling the supreme court you need to decide this issue now. so i think the likelihood of supreme court review has increased and i think all of these factor together make day pretty difficult invitation for the supreme court to turn down. >> reporter: and some other cases that the nation will be watching as one is on immigration rights, whether or not children of illegal immigrants who are brought to this country through no fault of their own illegally should be deported. also being considered is whether or not police have the right to follow someone using gps technology without first receiving a warrant. reporting live, i'm stacy cohan. back to you. the race to the white house, presidential candidate herman cain southerns ahead. one considered to be a political long shot, the georgia businessman is gaining support and moving towards the top of the polls. mary ann rafferty has the story. >> i was in iowa and i got a chance to speak to talk to people who are sort of at the
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republican edge of politic and they like herman cain. >> reporter: herman cain surprised many after coming in number one in last month's florida straw poll. >> our fund raising has picked up substantially as a result of what happened in florida because i think it sent a message that i am a viable candidate. >> reporter: he won a straw poll with the national federation of republican women in kansas city, missouri along with topping a tea party straw poll in suburban chicago. >> i think the thing that resonated most with the people today was my 999 plan because it is simple toened. it is fair. >> reporter: some political analysts agree. >> some say it isn't fully worked out but it's bold big reform agenda that addresses the problem we face. >> reporter: cain also suggesting why he is better than some of another gop contenders. on new jersey governor chris christie. >> i respect governor christie. he has basically distinguished himself because he is not
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afraid to tell it like it is, like me, but he would be another person in the contest. >> reporter: on rick santorum. >> i like him. his personality is one that appears to be more stressed than my personality which is much more relaxed. >> reporter: another debate on october 11th in new hampshire. cain is also on the offensive criticizing rival rick perry. he's say the texas governor should have acted sooner in removing a racially insensitive name from a rock outside a texas hunting camp perry's family used to lease. the per kay yi cam pan countered that perry's father painted over the rock to cover the offensive word soon after leasing the site in the 1980s and that the perry family never managed or owned the property. have any diet coke with that big mac? if so, are not alone. more americans talk skinny than
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be skinny. that is coming up next. deadly mushrooms have been sprouting up in the wake of heavy rains. the heart breaking story that should serve as a warning to pet owners. , you're always looking ahead...
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it is not just humans at risk for wild mushroom poisoning. your family pet could also be
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in danger i'm 7-month-old puppy died two weeks after eating wild mushrooms in her germantown backyard. the mushrooms have been sprodding up in the wake of heavy rains. four people were treated last month after eating poisonous mushrooms from their backyards. it turns out many americans talk skinny but eat fat. while 47% of americans say they would like restaurants to offer healthier items like salads, only 23% tend to order those foods. for example, ihop offer as a simple and fit menu its top seller remain as a calorie packed breakfast sampler and only 11% of parents opted for aptle slices instead of fries at mcdonald's when they offered that choice. >> that is the old, you eat the apples, i eat the fries. prepare to may more for a taxi as the taxicab commission is removing the $19 cap on cab fares. the cap will officially be
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lifted on october 22nd if the commission doesn't get any negative comments or complaint between now and then. i didn't know they had one because it seems i paid much more than that for cab rides. the washington examiner reports that despite flames by officials that the metrorail project is running on time, the project is 188 days behind schedule. it means it would open in june of 2014 instead of late 2013 as promised. one d.c. doctor is doing something different. >> he is generating tens of thousands of dollars for breast cancer research by erasing your wrinkles. find out how you can get in on that up next on fox 5. plus a check on traffic and weather. stay with us.  [ female announcer ] having grands! biscuits in the morning
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chilly. >> the first step is going to be getting out of bed and getting the day started. -- so far, so good, a little chilly. >> some of you likely turned on the heat over the course of the weekend as we saw our highs over the weekend very cool in the low 50s and overnight lows in the 40s. that is where we are today. i do think we'll be a tad warmer today than we were over the weekend but not a lot. let's take a look at those high temperatures from yesterday where we set some new records at reagan national airport. the high temperature only reached 52 degrees that. ties the previous record low high temperature for the date of 52 degrees and that was set back in 1939. at dulles airport, 50 degrees. that set a new record for a record low high temperature for the date, 50 degrees. it break the old record which i think was 54 degrees in 1974.
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so unusually cool conditions across the region. bwi marshall only made it up to 51 degrees. we are at 47 degrees right now. 46 in annapolis. quantico is at 50. but fredericksburg has fallen off now to 46 degrees at dulles airport. it is 45 there. and in hagerstown, some showers and 42 degrees at this hour. here is a look at the satellite- radar. we do have some showers now popping up right across our region as well particularly just off to the south and east of washington. portions of northeast washington beginning to see a little shower activity and then some rainfall out to the west. i mentioned hagerstown and also in portions of west virginia. also, the potomac highlands, you can see some snow. it look like we've already seen some snow, maybe an inch of fresh snow in the higher elevations of the potomac highlands out to the west. overcast skies today, maybe a couple of rays of sun here and
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this but mostly cloudy. another cool day but we'll add on a few degrees. 57degrees for your high. chance of rain showers during the course of the day today. then for tonight, we will see overcast skies. again, it will still be chilly. a few showers possible during the evening hours. 47degrees for your overnight low. five-day forecast look like this. tomorrow, we'll get into the mid-60s. still below normal but getting where we want to be. wednesday looks good. walter -- warmer. we go through a dry spell after today and tonight and we get our temperatures closer to where they should be for this time of year. now, here is julie wright with an update on our rush hour traffic. >> first of all, we were talking about a crash on the northbound side of the parkway between 197 and 198. that accident now cleared. now, there is a new crash to report on the northbound side of 295, the bw parkway after
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198. you will find the left ft lane is now blocked. we have accident activity down in woodbridge. that is trying up your commute at minnieville road at summitt school road. follow police direction to get by. outer loop of the beltway looking good here. no incidents to report college park around towards 270. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. we offer hear a lot about cancer research, walks and runs. a different take on raising funds for an important cause. >> will thomas has more. >> reporter: it is called wrirkle erase for the cure being held friday, october 14th. it will be held at the d.c. office of plastic surgeon dr. paul russ who started the event. i did some research and i understand about 08% of your practice is cosmetic, 20% is not. that is sort of the area that drove to you get involved in
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the fight. >> absolutely. breast cancer reconstruction has been a big part of plastic surgery. what these women go through is tremendous. they are some of the strongest most amazing people that we treat and possibly one of the most rewarding surgeries that we do to restore. >> when you're doing these surgeries, in the next room, somebody may be having a cosmetic procedure. is that when you got the idea, let's marry the two. >> as dollars for research started to dwindle and people weren't will be to give as much, i was looking for a way to create a vehicle for them to give. >> reporter: how do you actually raise money? >> we have provided a way for women and men who would normally spend this money anyway to do it in a positive way. anything that anybody gets injected that day, 100% of the proceeds are being donate a local breast cancer charity. >> so they are donating their wrinkles. >> absolutely. >> you have a personal connection to breast cancer
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like many of us. talk about that. >> yes, i do. moi mother was recently diagnosed and my mother-in-law is nearly a 20 year survivor of breast cancer. >> it is these kinds of stories, not only you being in the operating room, making these women whole again but we are personally touched, whether it is a mother-in-law, sister or colleague. >> i think there is hardly a person out there who hasn't had a family member, friend or colleague who has not gone through this. >> do you want to take this national. so talk about those aspirations you are entering your third year locally. >> i think we've been able to create a template that we'll be able to take nationally in order to hopefully bring one million dollars worth of dollars to the breast cancer research foundation. >> so far, you've raised nearly $70,000. >> yes. >> it is wrinkle erase for the cure.
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this is a web site. you can log on and sign up for the botox or whatever the injection may be. thank you for coming in. some nail biting moments for the burgundy and gold yesterday. >> the redskins were able to hold on and beat the st. louis rams. we'll break down the game next when dave ross joins us for a little monday morning quarterback. as we head to break, let's take a look at the famous dog show here. the austin, texas contest has some different categories. >> they are adorable. >> we'll be back after this. 
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that is redskins running back ryan torain deep in the bag of tricks. he is the star of the game along with the team's defense. after a few slip-ups, the redskins held on to defeat the rams. dave ross join us this morning. happy monday morning. talk yesterday is the running back situation now. we are back to the three-headed monster. >> it is good. i was talking downstairs about this. it was a one running-become league for a -- running back league for a long time.
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now, you need three. to get through 16 games and have some fresh legs and we saw that yesterday with torain, he hadn't played all year, comes in week four, takes advantage it was. >> do you put him in as the number one guy? >> i think it is a rotation type thing. really, it will depend on what they want to do. hightower will probably not be the home run hitter. hightower will pound you, pound you. >> and are to rain comes in, lowers -- and are torain comes in, low ares that shoulder. >> that was rex to santana moss. we'll talk about grossman throughout the morning. here is torain. >> i love that, just doing it. this is a guy who is playing for time. >> it is a great point. i think what shanahan is saying is i don't care who is listed as the number one, i'm going to
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give the hot guy the works. one of those types of throws we've talked about in a couple of week past. you go wow, in a tight game, seven-point game, five minutes to go. tough decision but the defense >> let me ask you one more question. i appreciate shanahan sticking to this theory of going with the hot hand because we saw it with h alu a couple of times. >> how long before that takes effect in the quarterback situation? >> as far as -- >> do you keep a shorter leash now? >> i think it is different because he is the true leader of the team. you don't want to mess with the whole team psyche. running backs are more interchangeable. you can switch guys in and out. quarterback, you don't want to make interchangeable.
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you don't want to make it like steve spurrier where you have one, two, or three guys. yeah, it wasn't operatey with rex. i don't think he will make a change. had they lost yesterday going into the bye week with two weeks to prepare, maybe. but i think now they have to keep going with what they have. shanahan, the speculation that you and i have, shanahan is not even getting close to that. >> talk about the defense. tony and i said, when you look at the cowboys game yesterday and the eagles game yesterday. they lost but they were moving ball. the redskins weren't moving the ball but they won. you got to win the game. >> seven sacks. i can't remember the last time a redskins defensive front had seven sackss. you saw in critical situations yesterday, they were dropping back. so he was getting pressure with
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a lot of front four or bringing kerrigan. it worked out. the defense, they will really lean on these guys until they get the offense cranked up. we'll hear from shanahan later today and one of the key things he said is you get better with a win and you can learn on the fly. that is what they're doing. they are not playing their best football but yet they are 3-1. that is a really good sign as you go into the bye week. >> i like it. thank you. we'll talk with dave next hour. right now, back to maureen. straight ahead at 6:00, we are seeing a dip in oil prices but some say it is not translating to a sharp enough drop at the pump. we'll let to new york for today's business beat. we are checking your morning commute and your weather. fox 5 morning news will be right back. ck. 
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